What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that action/comedy Red 2 is the (disappointing) sequel to 2010's successful Red, and many of the characters (played by Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker and others) return. Violence is again the main issue, with crazy, explosive, cartoonish action/fighting/shooting scenes throughout. Characters are stabbed, shot, and killed; there are bloody martial arts fights and lots of crashes and explosions. The good guys face no repercussions for any of the violent acts they're involved in. Language is fairly minor, with a few uses of "s--t" and "bitch." Expect some brief sexual references and situations; hard drugs (LSD and acid) are also mentioned, and characters drink vodka in one scene. Commercialism is fairly strong, with several brands featured onscreen.
- Families can talk about Red 2's violence. Why is it so over the top? Does the humor that accompanies it affect its impact?
- When Sarah makes her first kill, how does she react? What are the consequences of her actions?
- Did you notice any stereotypes in the movie? How does it portray older people? Are they intended to be role models?
- How does this sequel compare to the original?